3 Reasons Pau Gasol Is a New Man After Trade Deadline

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3 Reasons Pau Gasol Is a New Man After Trade Deadline
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Everyone wants to feel wanted and appreciated, regardless of who you are or what you do.

Pau Gasol is no different, and for the bulk of the season he has felt unwanted. Whether it was the Chicago Bulls, the Boston Celtics or the Minnesota Timberwolves it seemed forgone that Pau was out.

With the trade deadline in the rear-view mirror, Gasol can now focus on basketball and basketball alone. Gone for the moment are the confidence-shattering trade rumors that overtook Gasol’s mind. The power forward has found his confidence and his play has reflected it.

The Lakers were the forgotten team by some and now appear headed at the very least for the Western Conference Finals. Gasol’s resurgence is one of the leading reasons why.

With 17 games remaining, how L.A. finishes will be more contingent on Gasol’s play than most may think. These are the final days of the NBA season and every pick and every roll matters more now than ever before.

So the Spaniard’s new attitude is both refreshing and necessary for the Lakers to reach familiar territory.





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